"U.S. Trial Firm of the Year" – 3 Consecutive Years (Benchmark; Law360)

Chambers Recognizes Hueston Hennigan as Leading Firm and John Hueston with National Outstanding Contribution Award

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Hueston Hennigan once again earned top accolades in the Chambers USA guide, and John Hueston received the national “Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession” honor at the 2024 Chambers USA Awards.

Mr. Hueston was recognized for being at the pinnacle of his practice due to recent victories and exceptional client service. During the award ceremony, Chambers praised Mr. Hueston as “one of the nation’s leading trial lawyers” who “built a reputation as the person to have on speed dial for when it really matters.” Chambers also underscored that, in a crowded market for litigation boutiques, he was able to build his “firm into one of the nation’s leading choices for bet-the-company litigation.” Past recipients include attorneys such as Seth Waxman, Debra Wong Yang and Mary Jo White.

In the Chambers USA 2024 guide, Hueston Hennigan garnered top rankings in both General Commercial Litigation (Band 1) and White Collar Crime and Government Investigations Litigation (Band 1), with clients praising its “incredibly deep and broad bench” and “incredibly effective team” that is “acutely focused on optimizing outcomes.” Clients and market sources also lauded the firm’s “outstanding” and “phenomenal” quality of client service and representation. The firm was also ranked nationally in Corporate Crime and Investigations.

In addition, eight Hueston Hennigan lawyers—close to half of the firm’s partnership—were ranked:

Mr. Hueston earned Chambers’ highest ranking in three categories. He was ranked as a Star Individual in the Trial Lawyers (Nationwide), General Commercial Litigation (California), and White Collar Crime and Government Investigations Litigation (California) ranking tables. Mr. Hueston was described as “unparalleled,” “one of the top trial lawyers in the country” and “the full package of tactician, trial lawyer and human being.” Clients stated that he “is tried and tested,” has “a steel-trap mind and is incredibly quick in analyzing cases and scenarios,” and “is a gifted trial lawyer” whose “mind is several steps ahead of other people.” Mr. Hueston “is a brilliant trial lawyer and a great tactician who you can rely on for your most significant matters.”

Moez Kaba was recognized by Chambers in multiple categories, including Band 1 in General Commercial Litigation (California), in addition to being ranked among the top Trial Lawyers (Nationwide). With multiple clients raving about his trial skills, he was described as a “master in the courtroom” and “one of the best young trial lawyers” in the country. Clients praised his “blistering cross-examination” abilities, with Chambers describing him as “an incredibly strong trial lawyer and effective cross-examiner” who “is excellent on his feet” with “outstanding instincts.” Other market sources stated his “trial skills are paramount,” and he is “unbelievably articulate and well prepared” and “so bright and intellectually curious.”

Douglas Dixon was once again recognized as a top lawyer in General Commercial Litigation (California). Clients and market sources praised him as “a phenomenal courtroom lawyer” whose “analysis is sharp and sound.” Another source stated, “he plays so well in a boardroom and with a judge, because he is thoughtful.”

Vicki Chou was recognized among the top lawyers in White Collar Crime and Government Investigations Litigation (California), with clients stating she is “a truly great defense lawyer” who is “just incredible.” She was also described as “thorough,” “really great to work with” and “very smart, savvy and sharp.” Another source raved, “her ability to master the case and to manage her team was extremely impressive and she is a highly capable advocate.”

Marshall Camp garnered recognition in the White Collar Crime and Government Investigations Litigation (California) rankings, an elite group of exceptional and tested litigators. He was lauded as “a smart, savvy litigator” who “gets great results because he is always thinking like a trial lawyer.”

Brian Hennigan was also ranked in White Collar Crime and Government Investigations Litigation (California). A market source commented, “he has tried so many cases and has advised so many boards that he is a really eminent person in this space. There are not many courtrooms where he wouldn’t be well known.”

Robert Klieger was ranked in Media and Entertainment Litigation (California). Market sources described him as a “brilliant” lawyer whose “level of sophistication is very strong.”

Joseph Reiter made his debut on the Chambers rankings, as a rising star in General Commercial Litigation (California). Recognizing his extensive lineup of trials, clients described him as an impressive young trial lawyer.

Chambers and Partners is the leading independent professional legal research company operating across 200 jurisdictions. Rankings are determined by an in-depth research methodology involving detailed interviews with market sources and clients, as well as analysis of capabilities, achievement and sector presence.